Church Family Happenings

 May 17, 2024

At LMC

Adult Christian Education meets after the Sunday Worship Service at 11:15 in Fellowship Hall!
Here is a look at our upcoming sessions:
Sunday, May 19: Victoria Day Long Weekend – no ACE
Sunday, May 26: Pastor Kevin will continue his series on Christian non-violence
Sunday, June 2: Pastors Sherri and Kevin will jointly wrap up their discussions on non-violence and violence in the Bible

Mark your calendars for Loaves & Fishes, May 25 at 4:00 pm. More details to come!


Please check your weekly bulletin for prayer requests and other church family news.


In the community

Mennonite Central Committee

Support the Relief Sale: Bergthal Mennonite Church is hosting the Relief Sale on June 15, and auction items are needed by June 1st. Visit mcc.org/abreliefsale to donate an auction item and to RSVP for food planning.

GO!100, May 24 to August 30: Join us this summer to GO the distance! We welcome you to support MCC’s work of relief, development and peace by engaging your peers in fundraising. If you’re ready to partner with us to enhance lives and livelihoods globally, visit mcc.org/abgo100.

Workshops and Experiences: Book a learning experience with one of our staff for your small group, community group, school group, or youth group. Our workshops and experiences introduce practical, engaging approaches to the inspiring work of relief, development and peace. Learn more at mcc.org/alberta.


KAIROS

Community members who are 18-30 are invited to join a cohort of  changemakers for the KAIROS Strengthening Voices for a Just Transition project. This is an opportunity to learn from climate experts,  Indigenous leaders, and global partners and acquire new skills in climate  advocacy and political engagement. A commitment to attend the one-day Dialogue (May/June), join online trainings (July-Sept) and meet with decision-makers (Sept-Nov) is required. An honorarium will be provided. For more information and to apply, click here. Apply by May 20.


Chronos Vocal Ensemble

Sunday May 26, 3:00 pm at McDougall United Church, Chronos Vocal Ensemble presents Connect, Create! This joint presentation with guests Spiritus Chamber Choir from Calgary will feature Rhienberger’s opulent and magnificent Mass in E flat for double choir as well as Eric Whitacre’s Alleluia. Also on the program will e works by Canadian composers including Edmonton’s own Stuart Beatch and Trent Worthington. Tickets and more information at chronosvocalensemble.com


MennoMedia

Celebrate 500 years of Anabaptism with the Anabaptist Community Bible! This study Bible features commentary from 60 Anabaptist scholars, biblical insights from 16th-century Anabaptists, and marginal notes from nearly 600 study groups from Anabaptists around the globe (including a group from LMC). The Anabaptist Community Bible uses the Common English Bible (CEB) translation. You can find out more about the project here, and pre-order a copy from CommonWord.


Sombrilla

Sombrilla International Development Society, together with Alfie Myher and the musical group “Take 5” invite you to an afternoon of music, food and learning at the Edmonton Ukrainian Center (11018 – 97 St) on Sunday 3:00 pm, June 9, 2024. This is a fundraiser to support CAL (Computer Assisted Learning) in Honduras. The CAL program breaks down barriers to education by annually providing a means for 700+ Hondurans of all ages to continue their education. Many of these would be excluded from education beyond grade six. CAL was developed under Canadian Peacemakers International. Effective January 1, 2024 the program was migrated from CPI to Sombrilla. A critical element in the transition has been to ensure that the integrity and delivery of the CAL program is maintained. 
 
The ticket cost is $15 and these are available by contacting Wendy B.

Camp Evergreen

Did you know?

Camp Evergreen is committed to making sure that every kid and youth has the opportunity to go to summer camp! With the financial realities facing families, camp is offering tiered pricing, Campership Aid, and special promotions so that every kid can youth can experience camp! Please contact Coral at main@camp-evergreen for more information.


Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta 

MHSA Spring Conference: La Crete & Low German Mennonite History. All are invited to the Spring Conference in La Crete, AB, from May 30 –  June 2, 2024. Registration for those not riding the bus is $75, including local tours and some meals. For those taking the bus, which picks up in Calgary, Didsbury, Red Deer, and Edmonton, the full cost is $250. Register and pay by e-transferring financemhsa@gmail.com, or sending a cheque (with name, address, phone number, email, and details) to 
MHSA
210 2946-32 St
Calgary AB
T1Y 6J7

For more information, contact Dave T.


Mennonite Disaster Service

The May edition of On the Level is now available. Read about recent efforts and find out about volunteer opportunities here!